Friday, June 12, 2015

Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul (Manga)

Author: Ishida Sui
Volume: 1
Chapters: 1-9
Publisher: Viz Media Entertainment (Jun.16 2015)
Art: 4 out of 5
Story: 5 out of 5

       So today marks the long awaited return of Otaku Friday! which is now hosted on the main site!(childish screams insert here) On today's review we will be talking about the ever so popular (and I understand why.) Tokyo Ghoul! Okay so I know many of you Otakus have probably watched the anime and today i'm here to tell you to READ the Manga which fills the gaps to unanswered questions and feels like a whole different story along the way. Although the anime is pretty amazing and ill admit a personal favorite the Manga is always better so lets get started on Today's Otaku Friday!

So, What's It About??!
      Strange murders are happening in Tokyo. Due to liquid evidence at the scene, the police conclude the attacks are the results of 'eater' type ghouls. College buddies Kaneki and Hide come up with the idea that ghouls are imitating humans so that's why they haven't ever seen one. Little did they know that their theory may very well become a reality. The story follows Ken Kaneki who barely survives a deadly encounter with Rize Kamishiro, his date who reveals herself as a ghoul , a human-like creature that hunts and devours human flesh, and is taken to the hospital in critical condition. After recovering, Kaneki discovers that somehow he underwent a surgery that transformed him into a half-ghoul by transferring some of Rize's organs into his body, as she died when she attacked him, and just like them, he must consume human flesh to survive as well. With no one else to turn to, he is taken in by the ghouls who manage the coffee shop "Anteiku", who teach him to deal with his new life as a half-human/half-ghoul, including interacting with ghoul society and its conflicting factions, while striving to keep his identity secret from other humans.
      * So the story is pretty awesome you have the whole ghouls eating humans and along the way you get to develop personal and deep sadness for the struggles the ghouls face and know that its just not their fault. Keneki is a not your average scatter brain shonen character that we are all used to, but a average guy with a knack for reading. Keneki who is already socially challenged gets this organ transplant that just, changes his life into an already hard one to an even worse one. He can't even eat a cheeseburger anymore and drools at the sight of an open wound. (not really but you get the point) the story just isn't revolved with a character who is told, "Hey, your a demon you eat people now." and their responds is "Okay! this is awesome!" but is taken to a realistic and physiological point with a average guy facing this drastic change in his life.

Review Me!
        Tokyo Ghoul is not for the faint of heart or anyone under 13! Tokyo Ghoul consist of a lot of Bodily Parts being dismantled and faces a lot of physiological issues. The main characters faces a problem in order to except himself and his new life to the point that he tries to (*****Spoiler****) cut out the organs that have been transplanted into him.( *****End Of Spoiler*****)  I myself would recommend this to anyone of the appropriate age since the story is a lot more different then anything I have ever read and it is just beautifully done. 

Tell Me More!
       Volume one of Tokyo Ghoul consist of nine chapters 
  • Chapter 1: Tragedy
  • Chapter 2: Strange Phenomenon
  • Chapter 3: Terrible
  • Chapter 4: Coffee
  • Chapter 5: Feeding Ground
  • Chapter 6: Homing Instinct
  • Chapter 7: Deception
  • Chapter 8: Kagune
  • Chapter 9: Hatching 

Gimme Them Links!
Tokyo Ghoul Manga 
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